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China shares dive as regulators clamp down on margin trading

TOKYO (AP) — Chinese shares plunged about 8 percent Monday after the country's securities regulator imposed margin trading curbs on several major brokerages, a sign authorities are worried about the market's big gains. Other markets in Asia and Europe were mostly higher.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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Multi-car pileups claim 4 lives on icy Pennsylvania highways

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several multi-car pileups — including one involving dozens of vehicles — in icy conditions on interstates in the Philadelphia area claimed at least four lives and injured dozens on Sunday as hundreds of crashes were reported across eastern Pennsylvania, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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The heat is on; NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on record

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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GOP field scrambles as RNC sets debate plan

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — As the leading GOP prospects for the White House ramp up their national outreach, Republicans unveiled plans Friday for a primary season aimed at keeping the nominee unscathed and ready to take on the Democratic candidate heading toward Election Day.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Police: Teen sweethearts blaze trail of crime across South

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Police say unless they surrender, the "outcome is not going to be good" for two teenage sweethearts who have blazed a trail of crime across the South, leaving in their wake a string of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks while stirring concern about their increasingly bold behavior.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Anonymous burial for 1 of 3 terrorists behind France attacks

PARIS (AP) — City officials in Reims say one of the terrorists responsible for deadly attacks last week that killed 17 people was buried in the eastern French city over their objections and despite concerns that the grave could become a shrine for extremists.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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